Star Citizen Has $47M, Fans Want More Stretch Goals

As a game pitch, Star Citizen is a fantastic premise, heralding a return to dogfighting space sims from the creator of Wing Commander. As a crowdfunding project, Star Citizen is getting kind of insane, dragging in millions of dollars and fulfilling countless stretch goals long before demo versions were available. And it still shows no sign of stopping. In a recent announcement, Chris Roberts not only confirmed that the project has reached $47 million, but that fans have expressly voted that they’d like to see additional stretch goals.

“Speaking of stretch goals, last time around we put their future up to a vote,” Roberts wrote on the Star Citizen website. “54 [percent] of Citizens voted that we should continue to offer goals, and we’re going to honor that choice.”

I’m as excited for Star Citizen as the next player, but once $47 million in stretch goals have been reached, I’d probably have voted just to get a finished copy of the game a little sooner. Thankfully, Roberts followed up by stating that each stretch goal should add something significant to the game.

“As I said last time, every dollar supports Star Citizen’s persistent universe,” Roberts continued, “but I’m not comfortable promising additional features with each million unless they’re truly additive. When we have a new idea that really impacts the final game and needs the funding then we’ll offer it here… but you can expect a number of player rewards and new ways of highlighting Arena Commander as immediate goals!”

Roberts immediately followed up his promise to include “truly additive” features with Star Citizen’s latest stretch goal: The Xi’An Space Plant, which is comparable to a bonsai tree.

Xi’An Space Plant – Similar to a bonsai tree, the Centennial Bloom is a very famous Xi’An plant indigenous to Eealus III that blossoms for one night every one hundred years. They sell the plants in sealed terrariums to traders. Ever since their introduction to the UEE, Humanity has been fascinated by these beautiful plants and the wait for them to bloom.

I have no words, folks.

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5 Comments on Star Citizen Has $47M, Fans Want More Stretch Goals


On June 24, 2014 at 12:16 pm

does anyone actually want the game{hows about stop scoring goals and see the game?}

Red Menace

On June 24, 2014 at 9:12 pm

This game will still be adding stretch goals when I’m dead and buried.


On June 24, 2014 at 11:17 pm

how do you not understand what he said!!! he said the stretch goals WILL continue as pledge rewards and they wont add anything until they think its truly additive , as i said the plant is a player reward NOT A FEATURE!! stellar reporting on this site, i give you that;)


On June 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

Marshall doesn’t know how to read, apparently.


On July 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Space Plant!!!

They definitely need to change the label of “citizens” to “retards”.